Translated by Jasmine Nishino
10 Must-See Nature Spots In Yakushima, The Ancient Cedar Island
Yakushima is a popular tourist spot and also a Word Heritage site located in Kagoshima. Find out more about recommended spots in the lush forests or fun treks that are must-go when visiting this island.
Written by MATCHA-PR
Yakushima is a World Heritage Site located in Kagoshima prefecture and a popular tourist spot. The island is rich in nature and can be enjoyed in numerous ways, such as trekking or relaxing on the bay. Today let's take a look at 10 of the top sightseeing spots in Yakushima.
Each spot can be found on the map at the end of this article.
1. Yakusugi Land
Yakusugi Land is a nature park where visitors can casually enjoy seeing the famous Yakusugi, or cedar trees. Here you can see the Yaku cedars while venturing through a massive 270 ha wide forest that stands 1,000-1,300 meters above sea level. They have refurbished wooden trails and stairs set along the way so you do not need professional trekking equipment to enjoy hiking through the forest.
Courses come in 30, 50, 80, and 150 minute spans and can be selected according to your interests, stamina level, and equipment.
Address: Kagoshima, Kumage district, Yakushima, Anbou, Inside the Tachuugoku National Forest
Phone number: 0997-42-3508
Website: Yakusugi Land (Japanese)